Haul garbage cans with your car with these clever hooks
Haul garbage cans with your car with these clever hooks
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Haul garbage cans with your car with these clever hooks

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Speaker 1: A lot of city slickers and suburbanites took the pandemic as an opportunity to get outta town and move out to the ex ERBs. That's that area, not quite out in the country, but definitely outside the city in suburbia and all of its homogenized conveniences. When you got there, they didn't tell you how you were gonna handle your garbage, which may have to go from where you live to, where they'd pick it up way down there. But I'm gonna tell you Speaker 1: [00:00:30] Now, when you moved out to the country or the ex ERBs, you knew you were gonna have some changes likely on septic instead of sewer, possibly on propane, instead of piped in utility E natural gas, maybe looking to the sky with a satellite dish to pick up some TV or some internet or both what you may not have thought about is the garbage can thing. Maybe your house is up here and they pick up the garbage way down there. Okay? You say, I'll just walk the cans down. It's only once a week and then walk 'em back up, [00:01:00] say hi to the neighbors. While I'm doing that, get some fresh air little exercise. It's actually kind of cool for about two weeks. Then you're fed up and it's just a drag and you want a better solution Now. Sure. I bet you can improv something with Bunge cords or ropes or having your arm out the window as you drag a can alongside your, your vehicle. Luckily, there's an interesting cottage industry making adapters like these, that turn, whatever you already [00:01:30] drive into a very nice can hauler. Speaker 1: Now, key to most, if not all the garbage handling devices is to attach them to a trailer hitch. Now, normally you'll see a vehicle driving around with one of these Chrome trailer balls. What that attaches to is the hitch. This is a frame bolted underneath the car, and this is the key part. This square bracket hole it's called the receiver. And most of these garbage devices go in here like this does, and that [00:02:00] allows them to get firmly mounted. It's not unlike bike X that sit in here. Now you may say, I don't wanna put a trailer hitch on my car. If you move to the exce ERBs and don't have one, they're gonna look at you funny and think you're a communist. So go ahead and get one. These are not hard to install. If you're at all handy around the garage or head down to U-Haul, those boys can stick one on anything in about an hour, Speaker 1: Two options. I'm gonna show you today and include the garbage commander here and the can sporter over here. There's [00:02:30] no lack of creative names in this business. Maybe they can advise the smartphone industry. Anyway, you're gonna find that while they both do the same thing in the big picture, they differ greatly in how they do it. Starting with the first thing you'll notice when you get them and build them up. And that is the weight, the garbage, which commanders easily picked up with one hand, even in this dual can configuration, I've got the, the large model. If you will, over here, the cans sporter is so heavy. I've got a clamp holding it down. When I undo that, I can tell you this thing requires [00:03:00] some heft. It's a big boy, made us some heavy gauge steel, and you're gonna find out why in a minute, but first let's meet the garbage commander. Speaker 1: Now with your hitch in place, you just slide this guy in there, like you would any other trailer hitch accessory goes in there, you'd line up the hole and put in your pin to secure it. I'm not gonna do it right now for our video, but that's how that goes. And now you start to see how this works. You've got these two, basically hands on, either side, spaced out appropriately to [00:03:30] pull the kind of cans I've got, which are pretty large ones. Okay. Now I take my can and I just drop it into what is basically this mechanical hand back here. Slide it in there on the same handle you would use to pull the can yourself and then to make sure it doesn't pop out because it's at an angle and may wanna write itself. The system comes with these pins. These are called PTO pins. They're pretty common, uh, you know, ranch and farm stuff, but you put that through there, latch it in. Now [00:04:00] I've got a can. That is secured. This is the fussy part. There we go. Now that's not gonna come out to balance this. I'm gonna put another can over there. I think that's almost essential or this thing's gonna try and get all wandering and weird. Speaker 1: Okay? Now my two cans are on they're balanced and this thing's ready to go swivels here at this point. So you can make turns, but note because of the way this is laid out, you can't back up. When these cans are hooked up, it'll get all snarled up pretty badly. [00:04:30] Now I've got two cans on my dual model of the garbage commander can hauler, but I can add more cans, which is interesting about this design using this thing. It's called a can coupler. Now what this does is hook onto one of your cans and this can stay here by the way. Again, another PTO pin goes in here and I would leave this on there. And then each week you can take another can and add it to this can, as it goes on the vehicle. So a little bit of a juggle here, but not too difficult. And then I'm [00:05:00] gonna pin that also L and now I've created kind of a Daisy chain of garbage cans. I can't believe I'm even saying that. And you can go quite a bit with these. I could add another one over here as well and do a couple over here. And pretty soon you're pulling a lot of cans with this guy. Again, one direction only just going forward. I think you can now see why you don't back up when you've got this set up, that's different from the next apparatus. We're gonna see Speaker 1: Now, as I mentioned, the cans [00:05:30] sporters, this big beefy apparatus, and you're about to find out why it attaches to the vehicle the same way. Then you prep it by doing this and you drop this, uh, sort of cradle down to receive your garbage can. Here's where it's different. The garbage can isn't held by the handle. It's held by this sort of grab bar that the garbage industry uses in their handling equipment. And then you just fulcrum the can up. And there it is. Now the can and its weight are being held off the ground by the cans sporter bracket. [00:06:00] That's why it's gotta be such a heavier construction. And as I mentioned, I've got a dual model in this video. I could put another can next to it. And that of course would balance things out. Although you don't have to do that. You can move one can to time on the dual in my mind, there's really a checklist of five quick things to think about before you buy a garbage can handler. Speaker 1: First of all, how many cans do you have to move? Look at how each handler handles the number that you need to move each week, not just its general capacity. [00:06:30] You just wanna know how it works for you. Second thing is going to be the ergonomics of using it, setting it up. How do the cans get attached? And some are simpler than others in terms of your appetite for fussing with little fidly keepers and attachments. Third is the weight of the thing. A lot of folks are gonna wanna take this thing on and off every week. And some of these can be a lot heavier than others. The next thing is maneuverability. Are you okay with an apparatus that requires you go straight only? Or do you want the ABI to be able to back and fill in back up while you've [00:07:00] got cans on board? And the fifth of course is price. There's a wide range here. Some of these can cost twice as much as others as you've seen with just the two that we've looked at today. Speaker 1: One thing you won't have to think about is which of these are ideal for moving garbage can up and down a public highway, all the ones that I'm talking about, these type of accessory attachments, they're just for use on your own private road. Both these products [00:07:30] I've showed you today are real good, and they sure beat the ropes and Bunge cords. I see a lot of people using a lot of the choice comes down to your particular on volume needs and what kind of ergonomic fussing you prefer to do welcome to the exce. ERBs. Now you just gotta figure out what kind of plants deer don't eat.

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